Spring is here! $390 gift compliments of Blush Photography plus your last chance win a fabulous Spring Celebrity Makeover prize worth $3500!

Complimentary Blush ‘Spring Makeover & Fashion Photo Shoot’ VALUE $390!!

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Spring is here! It’s time to shake off those winter blues and come out of hibernation. Let us show you some inspiring new looks that will suit you, bring out your best assets and put some spring in your step as we head towards Summer.

Complimentary offer includes: A glass of bubbly on arrival, wardrobe/stylist consultation, full professional makeover for 3 different hairstyles / looks / outfits, 3 separate studio fashion photo shoots in our Chapel Street studios, instant viewing of images with no obligation, a 5×7 inch print with any package purchase & a $150 gift certificate for friend or family member.

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PLUS we are excited to bring your last chance to WIN a Celebrity Spring Makeover Prize  worth over $2500!!! Good luck (-:

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Blush has teamed up with Femme Connection & leading Australian Stylist Imogen Lamport to bring you this amazing competition for Spring!

Wish you could live the celebrity lifestyle for a day with your own stylist, hair and make-up artist & photographer? Well wish no more! Read on for details on how to WIN a complete celebrity style makeover, a $500 Femme Connection wardrobe and your very own Blush photo shoot with behind the scenes video. Simply spend $75 or more in any Femme Connection store before 4.10.13 & register online for your chance to win this fabulous prize! Click here for store locations.

$75.00 = 1 Entry
$100 = 2 Entries
$150 = 3 Entries

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Our Gift To You – Kiss Winter Goodbye With A $500 Blush Package & Are You Ready For Romance?


Complimentary ‘Kiss Winter Goodbye’ Package

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Value $500.00 +

Complimentary offer includes: A glass of bubbly, wardrobe/stylist consultation, full professional makeover, 3 different hairstyles/looks/outfits, 3 separate photo shoots in our Chapel Street studios, a goodie bag including a pair of sexy stockings, instant viewing of images with no obligation, one high resolution image on disk with any package purchase & a $150 gift certificate for friend or family member.

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At Blush we are all about empowering women…we truly believe that every woman is beautiful and deserves to look and feel her very best…Beauty is so much more than age, weight, size or circumstance. So it’s time to shake the winter blues and come out of hibernation. Let us show you some inspiring new looks that will suit you, bring out your best assets and put some spring in your step as we head towards the warmer weather.

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• The 3 key steps to attract an ideal partner & why they are all equally important
• What may be holding you back right now & what you can do to turn it around
• 3 simple “love attraction” strategies you can start to use straight away

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The Future of Australian Fashion – ‘Image’ is everything

Article by Jo Larsen, Director – Blush Photography

Now more than ever, with the exponential move into online retailing, designers and retailers are experiencing a level playing field to compete in the worldwide fashion marketplace. Online shopping continues to expand with the largest growth being seen in apparel and cosmetics. Apparel is already the biggest selling category on the internet.

Retailing as we have known it is changing and will continue to change. Australian retailers have been reluctant to move with the times and get their products on the internet, but many are now making this a priority as more and more consumers have the confidence to shop online, as shown by the Forrester Marketing Research firm showing the forecast for online sales in Australia:

So HOW do you get the edge in this competitive industry? Having a great product is simply not enough anymore!

The key is being true to your Brand, identifying who your customers are, translating the look and feel of your brand into your imagery and having a clear branding message. Then it is crucial to use a multi channelled approach to your advertising using a mix of traditional methods, social media and online marketing.

Today, using imagery consistent to your branding on your website and on social media is essential. Even in 2010, a study by Chadwick Martin Bailey and iModerate Research Technologies found that consumers are 67% more likely to buy from the brands they follow on Twitter, and 51% more likely to buy from a brand they follow on Facebook. So now more than ever you need to have “raving fans”.

It is imperative, to keep up with the ‘big guys’, that you brand yourself well and source a professional photographer who ensures you can capture the essence of the image you want to project. It is crucial to show your garments and accessories in their best light so you can then roll out your imagery into all areas of your marketing. Consumers will subconsciously decide if they like your brand or if they will consider buying from you within a millisecond of looking at your website or promotional material so it is crucial you get your image right!

Another challenge online traders face is building trust with those who are used to the ‘bricks and mortar’ retail approach where they can try, touch and feel. To alleviate the hesitance for shopping online and aid consumers in the decision making process, Blush Photography’s Melinda Kay has the following 8 Tips for your fashion website:

1. “Have a human element to your website – personal presence builds trust. If you are the designer/business owner/stylist/fashion expert put a professional photo of YOU on your website with relevant credentials & a little bit of info so that your customers can get to know you. People are more likely to buy from a site with a human face”.

A few words from Aneta Pazeski, founder of Bridesmaids Dressing Room:”I went to see BLUSH Photography because I needed some professional business photos of myself as the owner of BRIDESMAIDS DRESSING ROOM. Being in the fashion industry, I required high quality images to use for my personal profile, social media, BIO and for promotional purposes.  Quite often in business you hear “You are your brand”, so I wanted to make sure that people could identify me as the owner of the business, and excude the element of professionalism and approachability that reflects my business brand.  The team at BLUSH Photography were fantastic from the moment I arrived, and they were all very helpful and friendly.  I was very happy with the hair and make-up looks, and the photographer gave me great guidance throughout the photo shoot session. It wasn’t all a “standard” photo shoot, as we incorporated mannequins in some of the settings to represent the styles of bridesmaid dresses we sell. The end result was a collection of amazing images.  The hardest part was choosing my favourites…because I had so many! A huge thanks to the talented team at BLUSH Photography for an outstanding job. xxx”

2. You must have the highest quality of imagery possible to give your brand the edge is this highly competitive industry. Generally speaking better imagery equals better sales.

3. Use imagery that shows what your garments and accessories look like on a model who suits your branding, image and demographic. Eg. PlusHQ show what their garments look like on a real Plus sized woman while capturing the modern funky feel of their brand www.plushq.com.au

4. Make sure your imagery shows all of the relevant detail of garments clearly & all of the colours are accurate. Product shots work best when photographed against a clean white background.

5. Offer online styling advice published next to your images on your website to increase add-on sales (eg. if you like this shirt we recommend wearing with x,y and z. Keep it simple and visual).

6. Provide your customers with garment suggestions based on their body shape or style.

7. Have clear and accurate sizing recommendations to avoid returns & offer a return policy consumers can have confidence in (alot of companies offer free shipping as well as free return shipping).

8. Consider utilising technologies like a virtual fitting room www.fits.me ”

Traditional shopping as we know it is certainly not dead but now is the time to embrace the changes in the fashion world if you want to succeed.

‘Image’ experts, Blush Photography, recently exhibited at a Fashion Industry tradeshow Fashion Exposed Expo which also included the Bags & Accessories Fair & the Australian Shoe Fair. As a result we met lots of new potential fashion clients & booked some exciting upcoming fashion shoots. PLUS – we are currently running a competition open to anyone in the fashion industry to WIN a Fashion Photography Package worth over $10,000!! Just tell us in 25 words or less why your brand deserves to WIN! Prize includes a Branding consultation, a one day photo shoot (either on location or in studio), one model, styling, make-up & hairstyling (up to 6 looks) & 50 high resolution images on disk including copyright & basic editing! Plus just for registering each entrant will also receive a complimentary personal image makeover & photo shoot worth $150 & 10% off any commercial photography services for 2012. ENTER HERE Winner announced 5.10.12.

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Commercial Fashion Client Profile: Amanda Bishop – Plus HQ

Blush Commercial Fashion Client Profile: 5 minutes with online fashion retailer Amanda Bishop from Plus HQ www.plusHQ.com.au

In today’s highly competitive online fashion market, the imagery that you use to represent your brand is paramount….Image is everything! Blush Photography are the ‘Image’ experts with over 12 years experience photographing for a wide range of designers & retailers in the fashion industry. To find out more about our commercial fashion photography services or to make an enquiry www.blush.com.au/fashion or email us at info@blush.com.au

To give her new fashion business the edge, Amanda Bishop came to Blush recently for imagery to launch her fabulous new online boutique for stylish curvy women size 16+ www.plusHQ.com.au. For her photo shoot Amanda modelled 6 different looks (complete with outfit, makeup & hair changes) which are all available for purchase on her website. Research shows that you sell more garments when they are shown on a model that suits your brand, image & demographic so it was important to showcase what the garments look like on a real plus size woman whilst capturing the funky style of her brand – Amanda is the perfect ambassador for Plus HQ & looks stunning in her photos! She also understands what it is like shopping for clothes when you are a fuller figured woman, so is the ideal ‘face of’ her brand & someone that her customers can relate to.

Curvy girls check it out…..she has an amazing range of very stylish: Dresses, Tops, Jackets, Bottoms, Hats, Scarves & Belts, Handbags. Accessories, Undergarments & even Jewellery  for women size 16 plus.

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A few words from Amanda about Plus HQ: “My name is Amanda, and Plus HQ is my dream store.

After returning home from countless shopping trips feeling depressed and down that I cannot find clothing to suit my curves, I wondered how many women experienced the same.  I decided to realise my dream.  Plus HQ was born.

My dream is to help plus size women look and feel amazing.  We should be able to dress exactly as we choose, not just in whatever fits.  Just because we are plus size women, doesn’t mean that we can’t dress in the latest trends.  More and more designers are listening to our cries for beautiful plus size fashion in Australia.

I am committed to finding stunning clothing for all shapes and sizes.  My range consists of Basics to Designer wear ranging from Size 16 – 26.  At times I may be able to source sizes outside of this range, so please send me an email via the Contacts page and I will do my best for you.

But we don’t just sell stunning clothes, we will have a range of accessories to complete the look you’ve been looking for – necklaces, bangles, earrings, scarves and handbags.  No excuses now!

Plus HQ will complete the look you have been yearning for!

“All dreams can come true…..if we have the courage to pursue them.”

Happy shopping…..from the Blush Photography crew

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Happy New Financial Year From Blush

Now is the Perfect Time to Update your ‘Image’ for Yourself or your Business – With our complimentary $500 Package.

Our free gift to you – Transform your personal or business ‘Image’ for the new Financial Year with the Ultimate ‘Image’ Transformation Package from Blush Photography (Value $500) PLUS get 10% off any commercial photography services & other great specials in July. Read on for more…

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Research shows that when someone looks at your photo they decide within 39 milliseconds if they like, trust, or will potentially do business with you. Need an updated image for personal or business use? Blush Photography are the ‘Image’ Experts……SO much more than just glamour photography!

Your complimentary ‘Image’ Transformation Package includes:

3 hours of pampering, lashes with professional application, champagne on arrival, wardrobe/stylist/image consultation, full professional makeover, 3 different hairstyles/looks/outfits, 3 separate studio photo shoots, instant viewing of images (with no obligation), a complimentary high resolution image including copyright with any package purchase & a $150 gift certificate for a friend or family member!

Total Value $500

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We help our clients make more money!
Receive 10% off any Commercial or Corporate Photography Services in July!

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(Blush image of celebrity Amber Renae for Ciccone Cosmetics & Myer. Used for in-store posters/promo material & Fashion Week.)

You may not know that Blush also offers a full range of COMMERCIAL & CORPORATEphotography services for every type of business!

Including: business ‘Image’ rebranding, corporate headshots, fashion (model, flat lay, mannequin), product, beauty, bands/musicians, portfolios, real estate, architecture & LOTS more!

Do you have an online or retail fashion shop? Blush can photograph your entire collection from start to finish including hair/makeup, styling, branding concepts/advice & even source models if required.

Read Testimonials from some of our recent commercial clients.

Receive 10% off any Commercial shoot in July – Inquire Here

Already had a Blush shoot? Check out these hot New Financial Year Specials: 50% off Reorders & Canvas Prints!

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Already had a Blush shoot? For the month of July receive 50% off any reorders and Canvas Prints in our New Financial Year sale!!

Reorder images on disk or prints in any size or quantity from your Blush shoot at half the normal price! View usual Pricelist

Plus we are very excited to announce the arrival of our new Canvas Prints which are available in a range of sizes! (12×18 inches only $175, 20×30 inches only $250, 33×48 inches only $475).

Get your very own artwork! They are the highest quality canvas prints available in Australia – archival quality guaranteed for 120 years with UV/dust resistant coating.

Inquire Here & a Blush consultant will be in touch to finalize your order.

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Our Complimentary Gift To You…Spoil Mum (or Yourself!)

With The Ultimate VIP Mother’s Day Package From Blush Photography

Our free gift to you  – The ultimate VIP Mother’s Day package from Blush Photography. Value $415! Mother’s day is just around the corner on Sunday May 13… spoil mum (or yourself!) with these great pampering specials!

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Your Complimentary Mothers Day Offer includes:

3 hours of pampering, luscious lashes with professional application, champas on arrival, wardrobe/stylist consultation, full professional makeover, 3 different hairstyles/looks/outfits, 3 separate photo shoots, instant viewing of images (with no obligations or minimum order), a complimentary 5×7 inch print with any package purchase & a $150 gift certificate for a friend or family member!

Total Value $415

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BuyInvite – Win a New York Fashion Shopping Spree!

Simply click on the image above and become a member of BuyInvite for your chance to Win a $10,000 shopping vacation to New York for you and a friend!

Prize includes two Qantas return economy flights to New York, 7 nights for two at the Hilton and $2,000 in spending money!

Save $50 off Teeth Whitening & Hair Extensions

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Brand New You, Melbourne’s hair & beauty specialists…
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Announcing the top 12 Finalists for Blush Hottest Hunk 2012!!!

Over 5,000 votes have been counted & the results are IN….we are proud to announce the top 12 Hunky finalists for the Blush Hottest Hunk competition 2012!!

They are (in alphabetical order): Anthony, Benny, Bill, Daniel M, Jean Ammi, Louis, Murat, Nick, Paul, Ramis, Reuben & Stewart. CONGRATULATIONS guys, awesome effort!!!!!!!!

Voting to determine the top 12 has closed….BUT you can still vote to WIN the amazing $5000 Dream Date prize pack which includes a date with your favourite Hunk!! To check out full prize details, HH2012 sponsors & to VOTE to WIN go to:  www.blush.com.au/HH2012 

The HH2012 Finale will be held on Friday Feb 17 2012 from 7pm onwards at Riva St Kilda, Marina Room www.rivastkilda.com.au . The Hunks will feature in a HOT fashion parade dressed by some of our sponsors aussieBum underwear & swimwear, Pelaco Shirts, MOZOM jewellery, Black & Blue Clothing & more! Our celebrity judging panel will choose the winning Hunk on the night and all prizes will be announced (including the very lucky Dream Date prize pack winner). Featuring guest DJ Mike Steva. Very limited tix available for $10 each….reserve tix

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Happy New Year! Blush client profile: Melbourne band ‘Push Duo’

Happy new year to all (-: we are excited about another fantastic year at Blush with our amazing team of Blushettes!!

In 2012 we will continue to bring you regular blogs featuring Blush makeover transformations, latest blush news & events (including Hottest Hunk), special offers & Blush client Profiles & pics….enjoy!

Our latest Blush Client Profile is hot Melbourne bandPush Duo” who came to Blush recently for their new promotional images! These guys are awesome, really talented….you can listen to some of their stuff, find out more about Dan & Luke & book them for a gig on their new website www.pushduo.com.au ! We are excited to share some of their Blush photos…..

Testimonial from Daniel Sherrington from Push: “Hey Guys, thanks for the awesome photos…..Already had awesome feedback and another band is going to get in touch with you to organise a shoot. Cheers, Dan”

Are you a band, musician, singer, entertainer or performer & need awesome pics for your website, album covers or any other promotional purpose? Check out more cool Blush photos at www.blush.com.au/performers . Email us info@blush.com.au or request a quote online

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Merry Christmas from Blush Photography…..spoil someone special with our Christmas gift certificate packages

 This Christmas, give a gift that lasts a lifetime…..Blush gift certificates are the perfect Christmas gifts to spoil loved ones (or yourself!). We have a wide range of Christmas packages to choose from to suit every person and budget. We cater for women, men, couples, families, kids & even models & actors with our portfolio packages.

Simply order below (pay via Paypal) and leave the rest to us! To allow time to post gift certificates please place your order online by Dec 21, 2011. The studio is open until 4pm on Christmas Eve for those last minute Christmas gifts. Need more gift voucher options? Click here….OR call us at the studio (03) 9826 8655 to customize a voucher for any $ value or session type.

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year from the whole team at Blush Photography!

  • $250 – Christmas Starter Package for individuals (men & women): includes 3 hours of pampering, champagne on arrival, full professional makeover, Wardrobe/Stylist consultation, 3 different hairstyles/looks/outfits, 3 separate photoshoots, instant viewing of images, one high res image on disk. (NORMALLY $325)
  • $275 – Christmas Starter Package for Couples: includes 3 hours of pampering for 2, champagne on arrival, full professional makeover, Wardrobe/Stylist consultation, 3 different hairstyles/looks/outfits, 3 separate studio photo shoots with a mix of together & indiv shots in any combination, instant viewing of images, one high res image on disk. (NORMALLY $375)
  • $275 – Christmas Starter Package for Families: (2 adults, up to 3 children under 12 yrs) includes 3 hours of pampering for the whole family, champagne on arrival (for the adults), full professional makeover, Wardrobe/Stylist consultation, 3 different hairstyles/looks/outfits, 3 separate studio photo shoots with a mix of group & individual shots in any combination, instant viewing of images, one high res image on disk. (NORMALLY $375)
  • $250 – Portfolio Starter Package….perfect for that budding actor or model: includes 2-3 hour portfolio photo shoot, makeup by an industry professional, Stylist, lashes with professional application, 3 different hairstyles/looks, 3 separate studio photo shoots, agency advice, portfolio development tips, agency list, one high resolution image on disk (including retouching & full copyright), a $50 credit toward any portfolio package & a free contact sheet (of all images) with any folio package purchase. (NORMALLY $400-$600)
  • $500 – Basic Christmas Package for individuals (men & women), couples or families: includes 3 hours of pampering, champagne on arrival, full professional makeover, Wardrobe/Stylist consultation, 3 different hairstyles/looks/outfits, 3 separate photoshoots, instant viewing of images, 2 high res images on disk, 2 5×7 inch prints (NORMALLY $680)
  • $985 – Christmas Portrait Package for individuals (men & women), couples or families: includes 3 hours of pampering, champagne on arrival, full professional makeover, Wardrobe/Stylist consultation, 3 different hairstyles/looks/outfits, 3 separate photoshoots, instant viewing of images, 6 high res images on disk, 6 5×7 inch prints, Preview Disk (low res slideshow of entire shoot), Set of 2.5 x 3.5 inch Wallets (of entire shoot). (NORMALLY $2510)
  • $2455 – Christmas Indulgence Package for individuals (men & women), couples or families: includes 3 hours of pampering, champagne on arrival, full professional makeover, Wardrobe/Stylist consultation, 3 different hairstyles/looks/outfits, 3 separate photoshoots, instant viewing of images, 30 high res images on disk, 30 5×7 inch prints, Preview Disk (low res slideshow of entire shoot), Set of 2.5 x 3.5 inch Wallets (of entire shoot). (NORMALLY $8870)
  • $1305 – Portfolio Package for models, actors, performers, musicians & promotional staff: includes 2-3 hour portfolio photo shoot, makeup by an industry professional, Stylist, lashes with professional application, 3 different hairstyles/looks, 3 separate studio photo shoots, agency advice, portfolio development tips, agency list, 10 high res images on disk (including retouching & full copyright), 10 8×12 inch folio prints, a contact sheet of all images (NORMALLY $4170)

 

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It’s Hunk time…..introducing the 2012 Hottest Hunk entrants!!!!

Check out the 2012 Blush Hottest Hunk entrants at www.blush.com.au/HH2012 and VOTE to WIN a Dream Date prize pack worth almost $5,000!!!!

Dream Date prize pack includes: A ‘Dream Date’ with your favourite Hunk (or partner), Limousine service by Hummers4Hire, Hairhouse Warehouse Hamper, Beauty Services by Endless Solutions Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Clinic, Hair Extenstions by Brand New You, Bodyography Makeup Hamper, Unique handcrafted bracelet & necklace set by MOZOM, Dinner for 2 at Insieme Restaurant, 6 Month Contours Gym Membership package, PJ’s Approved Protein & Shaker, Pelaco Shirts, ‘Naughty & Nice’ sexy costume pack from Ellora’s Collection, Champagne courtesy of Wood Street Wines, Blush Photography makeover & photoshoot package, Blush makeup & Hairstyling for your ‘Dream Date’, Black & Blue Clothing Gift voucher and an Australian Women’s Health magazine prize. TOTAL VALUE almost $5K!!

Plus….just for voting receive a complimentary Blush photo shoot including champas, makeup, hair styling, 3 looks & no obligation. Value $150. VIC only

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